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Published January 28, 2010, 07:55 PM

Warren Mayor Resigns

Warren mayor Bob Kliner has turned in his resignation.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

According to Warren city council members, long-time Warren mayor Bob Kliner has turned in his resignation.

Ward 1 city council member Dave Maurstad says Kliner emailed his resignation to city council president Deb Myrfield yesterday afternoon. He says the council then held an emergency meeting Wednesday night to decide what to do next. Maurstad says he did not know the reasons for Kliner's resignation. When reached by phone, Kliner had no comment on his status as mayor or reasons for the resignation.

Maurstad says the council will have to officially accept the resignation at its next meeting February 9th. As council president, Deb Myrfield will likely assume the role of interim mayor until the November election. Myrfield could not be reached for comment.

Kliner replaced former Warren mayor Dick Nelson, who died in 2006 after a battle with cancer. Kliner was vice-mayor at the time of Nelson's death and assumed the role as mayor. Kliner helped the city finish its long-awaited flood protection project in 2007.